Period: The week of October 29 – November 4 (2018)
Top-seller: Call of Duty: Black Ops IV – 39,077 (PlayStation 4)
Nintendo Switch sales: 43,747 (Last week – 37,855)
Nintendo 2DS sales: 273 (247)
New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 4,226 (3,733)
New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 1,775 (1,669)
PlayStation 4 sales: 8,693 (9,664)
PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 8,847 (10,975)
PlayStation Vita sales: 1,945 (2,115)
Xbox One sales: 61 (71)
Xbox One X sales: 129 (127)
Last week, Japan had a quiet week in terms of new releases with the only one being Neko Tomo for the Nintendo Switch. Otherwise, we it mostly saw Call of Duty: Black Ops IV and Red Dead Redemption 2 compete for top.
At #1 we have Call of Duty: Black Ops IV which managing to impressively take back the top with 39,077 units sold on PS4, beating out the #2 in Red Dead Redemption 2 that has been selling in record-shattering numbers around the world, but in Japan it would have to settle for second place this week with 34,258 units sold on the PS4.
Super Mario Party charted #3 with 27,001 units sold on Switch, followed by several more Switch titles with Minecraft at #4 with 8,093, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at #5 with 8,000, Splatoon 2 at #6 with 6,605, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sees its consistency pay off by being back in the top-10 at #7 with 4,628 units sold in the week.
SoulCalibur VI followed with 4,304 units sold on PS4 to chart at #8, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey at #9 with 4,240 units sold. #10 went to the only new release of the week to chart top-20 with Neko Tama which sold 4,151 units for Switch.
In hardware sales, the Nintendo hardware all saw a slight increase while the PlayStation consoles saw a slight decrease with the PS4 selling 8,693 units and the PS4 Pro with 8,847 to combine for 17,540 units between the two in the week. The Switch was the best-selling console of the week with 43,747 units sold, making up about 62.8% of all hardware sold. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 5,267,701 units sold in Japan since its launch in March 3, 2017.
The top-20 chart of the week is as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys||Publisher|
|02.||01.||Call of Duty: Black Ops IV||39,077||417,990||PS4||SIE|
|01.||02.||Red Dead redemption 2||34,258||167,242||PS4||TakeTwo|
|03.||03.||Super Mario Party||27,001||301,351||Switch||Nintendo|
|07.||05.||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe||8,000||1,818,277||Switch||Nintendo|
|12.||07.||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild||4,628||1,147,476||Switch||Nintendo|
|10.||08.||SoulCalibur VI||4,304||33,766||PS4||Bandai Namco|
|09.||09.||Assassin’s Creed Odyssey||4,240||82,874||PS4||Ubisoft|
|New||10.||Neko Tomo||4,151||New||Switch||Bandai Namco|
|16.||12.||Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon||3,568||1,753,461||3DS||Pokémon Company|
|18.||13.||Super Mario Odyssey||3,301||1,837,912||Switch||Nintendo|
|13.||14.||Warriors Orochi 4||2,887||151,189||PS4||Koei Tecmo|
|20.||15.||Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!||2,751||220,756||Switch||Bandai Namco|
|22.||16.||Kirby: Star Allies||2,689||636,284||Switch||Nintendo|
|04.||17.||Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection||2,360||16,358||PS4||Capcom|
|19.||18.||The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV||2,317||110,314||PS4||Falcom|
|23.||19.||Dragon Ball FighterZ||2,298||43,051||Switch||Bandai Namco|
|15.||20.||Dark Souls Remastered||2,248||20,267||Switch||Bandai Namco|